MediaSpy User Demographics


#601

But would you go to the Barossa, the Sunshine Coast, the Sapphire Coast, the Surf Coast etc. Confusion I guess from the Gold Coast City Council, which is the local government up that way.


#602

For the most part, isn’t the addition of “the” while talking about a region just grammatically correct?


#603

But most people do say ‘the Northern Territory’ or ‘the ACT’. Must be confusing for people learning English!


#604

Yeah that was more my point. English is full of contradictions.


#605

Well, it’s just the structure of English. Those place names are made up of an adjective and a noun. Or a place name which acts like an adjective and a noun.

The Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, the Darling Downs, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory follow the format. It follows on even when you shorten it because it’s the Barossa Valley, the Hunter Valley or the Illawarra region.


#606

from that Simpsons episode:

  • Garage
  • Car hole

0 voters


#607

Shove it up your carhole.


#608

CAH-HOLE


#609

Perhaps a better poll would have been “Did you hear carhole or carhold?”


#610

Are you saying boo or boo-urns?

  • Boo
  • Boo-urns

0 voters


#611

State of Origin

  • NSW
  • QLD

0 voters


#612

Are you gay for Moleman?

  • Yes
  • No one’s gay for Moleman

0 voters


#613

How about a option for ‘I don’t give a damn’


#614

Favourite Media Watcher? :slight_smile:

  • Stuart Littlemore (1989-1997)
  • Richard Ackland (1998/1999)
  • Paul Barry (2000, Late 2010 fill-in for Jonathan Holmes, 2013-now)
  • David Marr (2002-2004)
  • Liz Jackson (2005)
  • Monica Attard (2006/2007)
  • Jonathan Holmes (2008-2013, aside from the later part of 2010 when Paul Barry filled in)

0 voters

Personally I think it’s a toss-up between Holmes & Barry (it was around 2007-08 I really started paying attention to Media Watch, only vaguely remembering the Monica Attard era) although judging by the clips I’ve seen online, all the hosts were/are good in their own way IMO!


#615

Might as well get it started…

Favourite ACA presenter?

    1. Jana Wendt
    1. Mike Willessee
    1. Mike Munro
    1. Ray Martin
    1. Tracy Grimshaw
    1. Eddie McGuire

0 voters


#616

Jana was unbeatable. Her presentation style was second to none and is still unmatched today for a show like ACA.


#617

It’s a travesty that such a respected, iconic journalist doesn’t still have a role on Australian television today. An American journo of that calibre would be revered and have their pick of any job they wanted.


#618

Indeed. She was great on Ten with David Johnston, and excelled at ACA and 60 minutes (and later Sunday). Shame she (and Ray Martin) doesn’t have a regular role on TV these days.

I would imagine her as the Barbara Walters/Dianne Sawyer of Australia.


#619

The fact that she has worked at all 5 networks suggests to me that they find her difficult to work with?
That says something to me anyway.
It’s interesting that she hasn’t worked at SKY News.


#620

She probably has principles.